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Aston Carter Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, California

Aston Carter is partnering with a large research institution in San Francisco who are looking for a Sr. FA to help bridge the gap between the manager and more junior FAs on the team. This Sr. FA is also responsible for managing various grants portfolios.


This person will be joining the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences for a large research institution as a Sr. Financial Analyst V. In this role you will be responsible for providing support to the department with financial reporting, modeling, variance analysis and supporting various ad hoc requests as needed. You will also serve as a primary point of contact to mentor and support the junior members of the team.


  • Hybrid work schedule in San Francisco

  • $50-60/hr.

  • 6 month Contract with potential for extension up to 12 months


  • Provide high level portfolio management for 5 PI's and managing their grants portfolios

  • Larger project support- compiling annual research data for the department, research funding data based on faculty, project focus, funding agency etc. Pulling this data from various sources and compiling in into one report to present to high level leadership(Vice Chair of Research, Deputy Vice Chair of Research)

  • Financial portfolio analysis- pull data from MyReports & PLUS systems, incorporate various data sets as needed to create standardized Budget Status Reports(BSRs)

  • Prepare Analysis for year end financial reporting for internal and external reporting

  • Complete continuation reporting financial analysis for annualized effort

  • UCPath payroll funding and reconciliations

  • Funding analysis for all faculty renewals

  • PLUS system data entry for year end consolidated budget

  • Heavy excel report development, management, update from various UCSF system platforms, in support of Clinical revenue operations

  • Projections and true up of monthly financial cost and revenue data

  • Modeling of financial structural change methods; actual cost data and future revenue projections.

  • Processing of various financial transactional tools: funding and cost transfer in UCPath, journals to allocate revenue, assign assessments, move revenue/expense; review and process reimbursements or purchase requests related to Clinical funding operations.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years of experience as an FA in an ARI environment

  • Career growth and progression- ability to move up; Demonstrated ability of moving projects as long, making an organizational impact and impacted their group/department etc. track record of taking something from point A to point B

    About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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